Rental housing program teaches responsible property management

Jun 27, 2008 - 10:31 am | By

The Ludington Police Department and the Mason County Sheriff’s Office conducted a rental housing training program for local property owners, rental homes, mobile home parks and apartment communities.  One of the most important topics they covered was how proactive landlord behaviors such as tenant background checks can prevent alot of problems.

For example, participants learned one irresponsible or disruptive resident can easily distress an entire building, causing good renters not to renew their leases.

New screening methods, including criminal background and history checks for possible tenants, is something Larry Martz, owner of Heritage Hills mobile home park, says is one of the things he will be using.

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Kudos for Ludington for promoting a responsible and safe environment for apartment dwellers to live.  It appears that more landlords are becoming aware of the need for tenant background checks, especially criminal records searches.  



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